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Resource Package: Pain Education for Patients

Resource Package: Pain Education for Patients

Resource Package: Pain Education for Patients

This course includes


This online physiotherapy course by Carolyn Vandyken of Pelvic Health Solutions (PHS) contains a series of 8 educational videos designed to help explain pain to patients. 

Do you find it challenging to explain pain and help patients grasp the complex idea of pain? 

Carolyn explains the complex topic of pain into easy to follow videos that can be shared with your patients using Embodia.

What’s included in this course?

  • Patient education videos that you can easily share with your patients on Embodia. For more information about Embodia for home exercise prescription, click here to watch a short video. When you sign up for this course you will get a one (1) month complimentary trial with the Embodia home exercise prescription software (for new registrations only).
  • Indefinite access. You can return to this course at any time. If any material is updated or added, you will have access to the new content.
  • There is no start date or completion date. You can complete the course at your own pace.
  • Bite-sized information: all of the content is broken down into bite-sized chunks, so that you can easily watch a video on your break, over lunch, or for a few minutes at night.

Instructions to Access this Resource Package

Embodia is mobile-friendly and can be accessed by phone, tablet, and computer by healthcare practitioners and patients.

This package is free but you must request access by Clicking Request Access to Course Material.

The same 8 videos are found in course material and education tabs. The course materials section is for practitioners and when you finish watching all 8 videos you get a certificate of completion plus 15% off your next course. The Education tab allows you to share any of the videos with your patients.

The instructors
Carolyn Vandyken

Carolyn is a Pelvic Health Physiotherapist who graduated from McMaster University in 1986 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Physiotherapy. She has spoken at over 50 conferences and grand round presentations throughout Canada and the United States. Carolyn co-authored the first book on patient-centred pain biology education for pelvic pain, Why Pelvic Pain Hurts, and also co-authored three peer-reviewed framework articles with Sandra Hilton on the assessment and treatment of persistent pelvic pain.

She co-owns a Canadian-based teaching company, Pelvic Health Solutions, and teaches internationally on the physiotherapy for pelvic floor problems. She also manages her own practice in Huntsville, Ontario.

Course Material included in this course
  • Pain Education for Patients
  • PE2: Your Sensors Have Changed
  • PE3: Spreading Pain Nosy Neighbours
  • PE4: How to Calm The System Down
  • PE5: Pain Without an Injury
  • PE6: Your Brain is Having a Pain Meeting
  • PE7: Stress and Pain
  • PE8: What about my Tissues
  • Downloadable Worksheets
Programs included in this course
  • Pain Education for Patients